Thursday, November 20, 2008

No matter how much I try to relax and be a

receptive reader, I can't seem to over-
come my aversion to poems that
become skinny and
end with one
word.

Seriously. I know it's my problem, but there it is. Some of my favorite poets do it. Everyone does it every once in a while. I've been able to shake a lot of my poetry hangups over the few years I've been reading it, but that's just one I can't seem to let go of. What do I do about it?

4 comments:

  1. hey matt, sorry you had to hear my exact stain reading again last night. thanks for coming to see us. see you around.

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  2. Ah, but it wasn't the same! "Words I Have Never Said Before" ...excellent.

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  3. Once you write one of your own, you'll grow to accept it again.

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  4. I think it bugs me because that one final word is like a little extra part that needs to come off, like a frayed thread in a pant leg. The desire to rip it out with one's teeth is very strong, but then the whole poem I mean pant unravels. Sigh. It's an OCD thing.

    Note to self: buy some pants.

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